Opinion

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What is Hanukkah really all about?

Solstice? revolution? religious miracle? military might? Like most things, this holiday can be viewed from multiple perspectives.

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“Supernatural” Season 8 is spellbinding

In a time when television audiences are especially critical of anything that is a little less reality-based than the norm, fantasy is a genre that is sometimes incapable of pulling in large audiences.

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Progressive cinema: “The Story of Film: An Odyssey”

Cousins is a brilliant scholar with allegiance to working people, who are represented with respect throughout the entire series.

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Left on the bookshelf: "Vision and Communism"

Students of art and anthropology, as well as Soviet history, would find this book to be a valuable addition to their personal library.

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Progressive cinema at Traverse City: Focus on Middle East

As long as the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land continues, there are films to bring us the truth. And they are getting better and growing in numbers.

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Joe Kubert, inspirational comic artist, dead at 85

Kubert would continue to work on comics for the rest of his life, and contributed as recently as this year to an issue of "Before Watchmen."

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Progressive cinema: Spotlight on Detroit

Ultimately it's the people that make a city. There are still many good people in Detroit; many great activists and endless joys left in this embattled city.

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Progressive cinema: Occupy stars in Traverse City

The Occupy Wall Street movement was one of the main themes at Michigan's Traverse City Film Festival this year.

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Which way forward for the Olympics?

In 2016, Brazil, with its left-center government, will hopefully lessen corporate influence and increase the public's involvement.

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Movie audience laughs and cringes at “Killer Joe”

Our matinee audience, nearly a full house, laughed all the way through "Killer Joe," but it was nervous laughter.

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